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   Telegraph, The (Newspaper) - February 7, 1999, Alton, Illinois                                fifld special dffersi 1 ifiside Hiest editidhs I Mat action Alton crowns champ at Regional Teaming up Butler brothers computer skills build Acropolis PagelM OnStar pays off Test drive of Cadillac Escalade starts off with empty tarik PageCl The outlook Achance High 51 E PagelMO Good Morning Bulletin Board ClassifiedsC2 Horoscope iV v Scoreboard 23 Serving the River Bend since 1836 February New vote format poses EDITORS NOTE This is the first of a threepart series about the consolidated April By PAUL MACKIE Telegraph staff writer EDWARDSVILLE Officials and candidates are concerned about the areas first consolidated to be held April Although the new format is expected to eventually save First consolidated election April 13 the switch will be a headache for election officials because of an increase in bal lot combinations and the greater chance of voting some officials In the election will create hundreds of lame duck candidates on school This is the first time school board elections have been held at the same time as the elections of municipal political Madison County Clerk Mark Von Nida is busy training his election some on a oneonone about the new He is also produc ing a The consolidated election causes a terrific number of intersecting For even in a small town like there are eight ballot Von Nida A voter who lives just out side of Alhambra could vote within the Highland School District while a neighbor might vote within the Livingston School There were 60 ballot combi nations in Madison County during the November general but there will be more than 150 in The logistics will be that much more The judges will have to get the ballots to the right booths and the voters to the right Von Nida He hopes an election night See Page A9 Beth Riewaldt a naturalist with the World Bird holds up a Harris hawk i the Masters of the Sky program Saturday in the National Great Rivers Museum in the new visitors center at the Meivin rnce LOCKS and Sky ri Wild birds tame spectators By LINDA WELLER Telegraph staff writer ALTON Eight swift raptors amazed hundreds of spectators Saturday at the annual Masters of the Sky program in the National Great Rivers The all but one raised in captivity at the World Bird Sanctuary west of flew low and fast over fascinated One a bald had been rescued by the sanctuary after being The four presentations will be repeated at 10 2 and 4 at the museum inside the visitors center at Melyin Price Locks and Cost is for adults for chil dren ages 3 to 12 and free for See Page A9 Lewinsky speaks nation watch tape of exinterns testimony WASHINGTON AP Monica Lewinsky told her story in public at long last on testifying in videotape snippets before President Clintons impeachment trial and a nationwide television audience about a White House sexual affair and First House then the presi dents defense team served up of her taped deposition to the Senate to buttress the case for and against Clintons In portions a I knew I would deny the rela Monica Lewinsky in taped deposition aired at behest of Lewinsky said Clinton had never instructed her to tell the truth when word of the affair began to responding correct when asked if that were the I knew I would deny the she also But in tape shown by the Clinton defense she testified Clinton did not suggest she use their cover story in an affidavit she was to file in the Paula Jones In she said she never thought the affidavit was to be Had Clinton suggested she I would have remembered something like and I Lewinskys image lit up four large video monitors in the Senate There was no indication that her testimony had shaken the prospects for Clintons expect ed acquittal on the two articles of impeach ment by the end of the Democrats were angling for Republican votes for a plan to censure the president after his Larry told reporters after the days trial session he thought a See Page A9 With a song in her heart 82yearold gospel been touching souls for 70 years By ANDE YAKSTIS Telegraph staff writer ALTON The sweet voice of Mable Meeks touches the heart strings of people everywhere through soulstirring gospel The Lord put a song in my heart to make people happy with my said the 82yearold singer from For nearly 70 years Meeks has thrilled pouring out her heart with songs like Amazing My songs come from deep in my from my love of the Lord Jesus she Gospel music has filled Meeks life since she was a toddler listen ing to her Letha sing the old spiritual Rock of U songs come IVlfrom deep in my from my love of the Lord Jesus Mable Meeks gospel singer Sweet music filled our home when I was a she We listened to my mothers sopra no voice singing the old Meeks mother sang familiar spir ituals like God Will take Care of You and she shared her love of music with her Marian and I was 4 years old when I started to sing the old Meeks Im 82 years old and still singing the music Meeks two Ethel Keene and Marian grew up with music in their Marian sang in the choir with me and Ethel played the organ at Meeks was 13 years old when she first sang in the junior choir of the former Holy Temple Church in on Sunday Meeks is in the choir of John Baptist Church on Market Street in a congregation she joined when she was 18 years Meeks sony Gerald Jerry SMITH Mable of sings her stirring gospel songs at John Baptist Church on See Page A9 Market Street in HOQGATT RESIDENTIAL NEW HOMES CUSTOM DESIGN HOMES GARAGE CONCRETE WORK BACKHQE WORK WsMQPHtlNG ONSTRUCTION ESTIMATES PATIOS KITCHIN BATHS RQFREPLACEMENT WINDOWS Greg Owner FULLY INSUREl For all your home remodeling needs see Hogqafl 1908 4622736 til No Job to Srnal   

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